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destruction. in dramatic bedside hearing today, dzhokhar tsarnaev learned he could face the death penalty. this on the day the city of boston paid tribute to the victims with a moment of silence. the president also observed that moment today at the white house. one victim, krystle campbell, was laid to rest this morning. >> present arms! >> another lu lingzi was remembered at boston university a little while ago. tonight i'll talk to people who knew the tsarnaev brothers and to the state senator who says dzhokhar tsarnaev should be tortured to save more lives. the latest breaking news on the investigation. a government source tells cnn that dzhokhar tsarnaev claims no foreign terrorist groups were involved in the incident. he says he and his brother tamerlan -- he says brother tamerlan was the mastermind. tsarnaev's initial court appearance was today in his hospital room. he was able to speak one word, no, when asked if he could afford an attorney. he now has a public defender the court found today. he's alert, mentally competent and lucid. joining me is jake tapper live in boston. pretty
in the country today. this is the criminal complaint filed today against 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombing. and this ten-page criminal complaint is big news for two reasons. it's news for the incredible details of the allegations contained within it, and it is news because of the simple fact that it exists. let's start with the news. the complaint describes in heart stopping detail exactly what authorities uncovered by scouring surveillance footage of the bombing itself. quote, approximately 30 seconds before the first explosion, dzhokhar tsarnaev lifts his phone to his ear as if he is speaking on his cell phone and keeps it there for approximately 18 seconds. a few seconds after he finishes the call, the large crowd of people around him can be seen reacting to the first explosion. virtually every head turns to the east towards the finish line and stares in that direction in apparent bewilderment and alarm. dzhokhar appears calm. he glances to the east and calmly begin but rapidly begins moving to the west. he walks away without his kna
, the very latest on the investigation. what did dzhokhar tsarnaev tell investigators today about the roots of the boston marathon plan? >>> plus, who is the man that may have been responsible for the radicalization? >>> and blown away. if you can imagine shrapnel hitting your body before hearing the blast. why some near the bomb survived and others did not. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. tonight we begin with breaking news. tonight the bombing suspect tells investigators that the wars in afghanistan and iraq were motivating factors behind the attacks. in addition, we're covering the terror attack on boston from every angle. tonight, in boston, jake tapper on what dzhokhar tsarnaev told investigators today and brian todd with new details on where the bombers may have purchased their explosives. and david mattingly with new clues on what prompted tsarnaev's radicalization right here in the united states. and then, nic robber ton is going to travel to dagestan where tamerlan spent six months doing what? and new details on katherine russell. finally, here in
in the boston marathon bombings, dzhokhar tsarnaev speaks. the chechnya connection and whether the fbi could have stopped a man seemingly set on a path to terror. and the wife, who is the woman who married tamerlan tsarnaev? good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. breaking news, new details on what motivated the boston bombing suspects. i want to get to jake tapper live in boston. what have you you learned? >> reporter: according to a u.s. government official, talking to me, the investigators have been working very hard trying to get information from dzhokhar tsarnaev. what he has been able to tell them in these preliminary investigations indicates that, according to him, according to him, all of this information needs to be checked out and followed up by investigators, but according to him, the brothers were not in contact with any foreign terrorist group. they did this on their own. there was a big on-line component to how they were self radicalized. they watched videos on-line. they downloaded information on-line. they did not have e-mail communication, but they were very much self radi
. the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombings, dzhokhar tsarnaev speaks. >> and a chech kneeian connection and whether the anybody anybody could have stopped a man who already was on a path to terror. and who is the woman who married tamerlan tsarnaev? let's go "outfront." >> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. we begin with breaking nudz "outfront" tonight. boston bombing suspect speaks. saying the word no whether asked about whether i could afford a lawyer at the bedside hearing at the hospital today where he is recovering. we're getting a first look at the transcripts of that hearing obtained by "the new york times." it is a court note, the defendant is alert, mentally competent, and lucid. he is aware of the nature of the proceedings. and along with that breaking news, we're covering this story tonight from every angle. drew griffin, david todd and david mattingly are in boston tonight. drew with the latest on the investigation. brian with new information about the older brother tamerlan tsarnaev, the one killed on thursday night. what we know about his outburst at a m
, right now we know that dzhokhar tsarnaev can't speak very well. but from what he has indicated to the authorities, he says -- for what he has indicated, no foreign terrorist groups were involved in the bombing. the brothers were radicalized online. they say it's not from online communications, but rather from watching videos online. in the last thing we know is that his older brother tamerlan, the suspect who died a few days after the attacks, was the driving force behind them, isha. >> you touched on his difficulty in speaking. what do we know of how these questioning sessions are actually being carried out? how is he communicating? >> a lot of the questions have been yes or no questions basically, and what we have read from the transcript from that hearing earlier today was that he nodded eded affirmatively is the judge there put it in the hearing. >> do investigators feel that they're any closer, and mentally, these are preliminary questions, do they feel they're any closer to establishing a motive for the attacks? >> not necessarily, but from what they've been able to gathe
tonight that dzhokhar tsarnaev has told investigators he and his brother acted alone, they learned to build pressure cooker bombs over the internet, and were motivated by a desire to defend islam because of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. now, that early reporting may prove to be wrong. it may prove that the suspect retracts those statements later or maybe he's lying or he might be confused. but there is a small but significant cornerstone to build from that was not there before. we have left the realm of pure, complete speculation inside which would be frankly irresponsible to address questions of motives in the first place. in the case of dzhokhar tsarnaev even as we learn more about him and his life leading up to the bombing and what he is telling investigators, the question of why is intensely mysterious. if you spend some time on his twitter page as i did on the day it was first reported that he was a suspect, you'll find a teenager who mostly seems interested in stuff like weed, hip hop, girls, cars. it does not read like the twitter feed of someone who has completely devot
target the marathon came only in the last few weeks. dzhokhar tsarnaev told agents, according to authorities. according to the criminal complaint against dzhokhar, seen here at an atm machine, trying to get cash from a man whose car he stole, he confessed to the victim, telling him, i did that. as to inspiration, authorities tell abc news, dzhokhar said he and his brother were following the internet preachings of anwar al awlaki, the american-born jihadist, who has been dead for a year and a half. >> it appears to me that the older brother was particularly influenced by al awlaki. >> reporter: despite his ties and his trips to russia, it was a hatred of america that motivated the attack. >> his brother believed that the u.s., through the wars in afghanistan and iraq, were killing muslims. >> reporter: hours after the younger brother talked, authorities swarmed an area behind a cambridge drugstore, looking for more explosives or the place where the bombs might have been built. the fbi hopes to get additional insight from tamerlan's wife. seen over the weekend leaving the family
. dzhokhar tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction. he was read his miranda rights from his hospital and he will have access to a lawyer. the 19-year-old has been described as cooperative during questioning. forced to write his answers or nod yes or no. he told officials he and his brother came up with the idea for the attacks on their own, finding internet resources to learn how to make bombs. he has been assigned three public defenders and could very well face the death penalty. a weekend search of dzhokhar's college dorm room turned up a black jacket, a white hat and similar to the one in the surveillance photos he was allegedly wearing. investigators also want to question tamerlan tsarnaev's wife. the couple initially met at a nightclub. she later converted to islam, dropped out of college and had a child with him. her attorney has said that she had no suspicions that her husband might be plotting an attack. hundreds of people stood in silence at copley square at 2:50 p.m. one week after the bombings. president obama marked the moment of silence from the white h
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